Happy Birthday Francesco Guardi!! Italian veduta painter, Guardi was born in 1712. His paintings of Venice were primarily sold as tourists’ souvenirs. His work explored atmospheric conditions similar to the Impressionists one hundred years later. Guardi worked with fellow vedutiste Canaletto as well as in collaboration with his brother Giovanni Antonio, on some religious works.
Veduta-a painting or drawing of an imaginary view of a particular place, usually Venice or Rome in this case.